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about the dangers of distracted drivers. that is a beautiful shot of the washington monument. it is september 28th. it is a pretty chilly start to the day today. temperature in the 50s. i'm gurvir dhindsa. i'm steve chenevey. let's say good morning to tony perkins. looks kind of clear. >> not too bad. i think the morning part of our day will be pretty nice. cool but some sunshine. as the day develops, we'll see more clouds building in and as tuck are mentioned a few moments ago a threat of scattered showers and thunderstorms later on today. i agree with tucker, about a 0% chance of that happening. clear skies now. the precipitation is well off to the north and west moving across ohio and the great lakes, places like that. that is the leading edge of a cold front that will make its way through here later today. once it does, we'll see the winds pick up and the clouds move in and then the chance of
showers and thunderstorms. we are in the 50s. 59degrees in washington. 5 # at roanoke. new york city at 63 degrees this hour. pittsburgh at 56 degrees. -- 53 at roanoke. morning sunshine giving with a to partly cloudy skies later. highs in the mid- to upper 70s and a chance of a stray scattered shower or thunderstorm during the afternoon and evening hours. >> let's check in with julie wright and get a look at traffic. >> steve chenevey, i'm he so glad air back because everybody is talking about football but you think for us, it is all about the hockey. >> did you bow to the game yesterday? >> no, i'm he looking forward to saturday night though. >> all right. the opener for the caps. >> southbound along 270, the problem is a crash south of 12 clarksburg. this one involving an overturned vehicle. you will find some traffic is able to get by on the right
shoulder. it doesn't appear anybody is moving at this point. it is literally gridlocked. if you are traveling southbound out of frederick, you want to bail out and use 355. that will be the easiest alternate route we can give you that. two-lane stretch will build up in volume quickly. southbound 270 trying to make your exit south of 121 headed in germantown. 395 still quiet across the 14th street bridge. no accidents to report working across the potomac river for the southeast-southwest freeway. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. to the end zone. touchdown brian johnson. >> all right. before we get to hockey, we have to talk football. redskins fans are in stunned disbelief after watching the burgundy and gold do something that no ffl team has done in two years and that is lose to the detroit lions.
>> nobody wanted to be the ones to do it. the lions had lost 19 straight games heading into sunday. none of that mattered yesterday. lions came out fired up at home. they scored late in the first quarter. the redskins did have a chance to jump on top. they could not punch it in on the fourth and goal. the lions win 19-1. >> the redskins fans are fuming and a lot of them are frustrated. >> stacy cohan with the early morning fan reaction early this morning. >> reporter: good morning. of all the stories i would have loved to have thed this morning, this was the last on my list. i watched every moment of that game. i'm at ben's chili bowl this morning. they are getting ready for the breakfast crowd. the chili is steaming t and redskins fans are steaming mad
this morning. look at them laughing. is it funny, guys? it's not funny. it was ridiculous. i'm going to give this man some voice here. >> it is ridiculous for that game to be called like that. that is ridiculous. that coach, somethings that to be changed about him. no doubt about it. if a quarterback can call three plays an get a touchdown and he called the whole game and can't get 10 yards, something got to be done about him. >> reporter: we heard about coach jim zorn and there are a lot more opinions about that today. let's hear what some people had to say. >> disappointed but i'm not surprised. it seems like the team hasn't been able to do anything productive all season. i'm wondering about the play calling. >> it is not great to boo the
team. i don't like it. but it is like the fans sending a message saying come on, we can't keep doing the same thing year after year. >> reporter: you know, last week, when we won, the "washington post" hay very clever and popular headline. t was the agony of victory. check this out, folks. fail to the redskins, oh, the misery. back to you. >> all right. much more on this. coming up throughout the morning unfortunately. we do have another big story to talk b a close call ate shopping center in prince george's county where firefighters say the natural gas levels at the penmar shopping center in forestville were so high there could have been another explosion. it is not the first time this has happened. this one in may, nine firefighters were hurt there. just like that incident, investigators say natural gas seeped into stores through piping that carries electrical wires. >> why this is occurring again? it is something that we'll have to be involved in looking at to
make sure it is fixed and doesn't happen again. >> several stores had to be evacuated yesterday. they will stay closed until the problem is fixed. prince george's county police are investigating i a home invasion that left a father of four dead. it happened early yesterday morning on marley drive in bowie. police say three masked men stormed the home but only went after 39-year-old tyrone richardson. his wife and churn were not hurt. neighbors say they didn't see or hear anything. public records show richardson had filed for bankruptcy less than two week ago and went to court in 2002 for weapons charges that. case was later dropped. suspects got away in a black mercedes ey stole from the home t had maryland tags i believe that is ia 88982 it is i 2000 f-430 model. the emblems have been changed
to say f-500. the long arm of the law has finally caught up with roman polanski who is facing extradition to the united states for having sex with a 13- year-old that happened back in 1977. he fled one day before sentencing back then. police arrested him as he entered switzerland to accept a film awart. iran's state television says the revolutionary guard has fired a long-range missile that could reach israel. it was part of several rounds of tests meant to demonstrate the country's preparedness for an attack. it comes just days before a meeting in geneva over iran's newly revealed nuclear facility. new details about the prime suspect in an alleged domestic terror plot. president obama is getting some support for his health care overhaul plan. check out who dave ross ran
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reportedly turned into an apparent fascination with cell phones and computers. he make his first federal court appearance tomorrow in brooklyn. "new york times" political columnist william safir etch has died after battling pancreatic cancer. wrote over a dozen books and 3,000 columns and also served as a speech writer in the nixon white house. he was 79 years old. as your child gets ready for school this morning, changes could be coming to the future of summer vacations. coming up next, the possible call if a longer school year straight from the top. we'll take a look at today's forecast. going to get a little windy out there later on today. we'll have details about that. we'll take a look at this morning's rush hour traffic. julie wright has that. stay with us. fox 5 morning news will be right back. e
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welcome back. this is not a red carpet event. it is a redskins event. skins at detroit where our own dave ross made nice with tom cruise right there on the sidelines. >> dave told us tom didn't want to do an interview but he was just as chummy and just there to enjoy the game. dave will join us a little bit later this hour to talk about that meeting and break down the ugly redskins loss. we'll gave give dave a hard time because i think tom cruise has about a half inch on him. tom cruise is a good guy. he pals around with daniel snyder so he is at most of the redskins games. >> ugly loss but a good-looking sideline event. we need to show that video all morning long. >> probably the best thing to come out of that game as far as the weather goes, we'll get to have a fine start today but we do have changes coming later on. i think the most significant
change today will be the increase in the winds later on. tell you about that in a second. here is your bus stop forecast. clear skies, cool temperatures this morning. temperatures in the upper 50s here in washington, mid-50s in some of the suburbs. sunrise, and you will see it today, 7:01. let's take a look at the temperatures for the region. 5 # degrees here. 55 out at dulles airport. baltimore, 54 degrees. fredericksburg, 57 degrees and in frederick, maryland, 54 degrees at this hour. satellite-radar picture for the region. the front that we're talking about is up to the north and west. it is a pretty vigorous cold front. you can see it has rain showers including some areas of heavy rain. not seeing any thunderstorm activity there. that is moving across ohio, the great lakes legion. for us, we've got clear skies later on today. we'll see the winds shift from out of the the -- they will be
out of the southwest first and they'll shift out of the west. they will be 15, 0, 25 miles per hour gusting up to around 30 miles per hour or so. the forecast for today looks like this. getting off to a fine start with some sunshine but becoming partly cloudy. afternoon shower or thunderstorm is possible. then becoming breezy, 77 for your high today. that is a couple of degrees above normal. for tonight, a chance of a scattered shower or thunderstorm and gradually clearing skies. your five-day forecast looks like this. only around 70, 71 degrees for your high with sunshine. wednesday, cool, nighttime lows in the 50s and in the 40s in parts of the area as well. 68 for your high wednesday. 67 on thursday and back up to around 70 degrees on friday. that is a look at what is happen with the weather. now, let's get more on the morning rush hour traffic from julie wright. not looking so bad along the top stretch of the beltway
between college park and bethesda. better ride for you now southbound along 270. accident activity confined to the shoulder here. all lanes are open. tow truck is on the scene. still a little bit of a rubbernecking delay as you get closer to father hurley boulevard where the accident occurred. the lanes are open and the pace has improved. no accidents to report at the american legion bridge. 66 close in here at the cedar lane overpass east of nutley street, all lane are open. a smooth trip as you continue inbound towards the capital beltway. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. parents, your child's summer future vacations may be cut short if president obama gets his way. president considering a change for longer classes, later dismissals and shorter summer breaks. american students spend about 1100 hours? school per year over the course of 180 days. that is more hours than students in asian countries that consistently outscore american kids in math and science but the countries have
loer school years. obesity has long been linked to skyrocketing health care costs in this country and now san francisco plans on taking drinks with a higher tax. we have a report. >> reporter: having already banned plastic bags and styrofoam food containers, san francisco is now taking aim at unhealthy foods. starting with a tax on retailers that sell sugary sodas. >> we are not outlawing it. we are not prohibiting it. we are not making it harder to get. all we're really doing is helping people to make the healthy choice by providing a financial incentive to make that choice. >> reporter: dr. katz argues cola drinkers have no clue how much sugar they are downing p, the equivalent of 16 cubes in a coke. this is linked to diabetes, heart disease and the state's $41 billion a year obesity
problem. some question whether government should be setting menus. >> there is a role for government and that is to educate people on the impact of what you eat, not provebting you or guiding you you or holding your hand and saying don't drink that soda because it's got sugar. >> i think we have an epidemic as it relates to poor food choices and i think it is our responsibility to take the heat and look at this. >> reporter: once sodas are taxed, could sugary ice cream, candy and cookies be next? what about foods high in cholesterol like cheeseburgers and french fries and potato chips. critics say taxing people's food choices wod hurt the city's economic health. >> businesses are saying should we come to san francisco cause we're not sure what the next regulatory action will be. >> reporter: the board of supervisors is expected to vote on the soda talater this year. hard core cola drinkers are being encouraged for switch to sugar-free brands which though
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181 women 7,000 feet in the air. this sky diving stunt broke a world record and if a good cause. sky diver 31 countries joined forces friday in paris, california to raise money for breast cancer research. the jump raised nearly a million dollars. okay is breast cancer awareness month. twenty-six states are reporting widespread flu activity including maryland and virginia. almost all of the cases had been identified as h1n1. help is on the way in the effort to defend against the swine flu as the government gets ready to roll out a vaccine and you are being urged to use helpful common sense ways to protect urself. reporter: starting next monday, the first doses of the h1n1 vaccine should be available at a doctor's office near you. the six to seven million batch is nearly double when the centers for disease control and prevention originally thought would be available in early ocber. health re workers and people in other high-risk groups will be first in line.
>> and pregnant women and young children as well and the elderly. so those are people that will probably be given it first. >> reporter: most of the initial doses will be given by nasal spray, flu mist containing a live but weakened virus that isn't supposed to give you the flu. that is what makes your immune system familiar with and able to fight against the full-blown virus. pregnant women and people with weak immune systems need to get the relar flu shot. but doctors say the virus is safe for healthy people two to 49 years old. >> the benefit of getting the vaccine is going to outweigh the risk for most people so they should have that conversation with their doctors. >> reporter: washing your hands often tops the list of ways to steer clear of the virus. >> cough into your sleeve and then in addition to that, stay ago way from people that are sick. if you get sick yourself, then stay at home. reporter: eventually, the government says it will have 240 million doses of h1n1 vaccine available at more than 90tivity biewtion sites and
communities nationwide. how the vaccine is doled out is raising some questions. >> i have spoken to many doctors here in the tri-state area in new york city and they still be very cob fused ads to where they get the vaccine from and who is eligible to get it so far as being a physician or health center. >> reporter: the centers for disease control and prevention say the distribution process complicated. each state will tea side how to distribute the vaccine rough doctors, clinics and other providers. in new york, laura ingall, fox news. straight ahead, a debacle in detroit for the redskins. >> is it time to throw in the towel? stacy cohan chewing that one over this morning. >> reporter: hello, throw in the towel, i don't know. but it may be time to drown your sorrows and where better to do that than in a cup of of coffee and maybe a pot of chili. i'm at ben's chili bowl where we're sit setting up to breakfast and the misery in
welcome back. beautiful shot of the washington monument this morning. very clear out there. kind of cool, 59 degrees right now. feels not so bad out there today. >> you can sort of feel the changes in the air. >> a little bit of a breeze and we'll see some more changes later on today as a cold front comes those winds pick up later today. right now, here is a look at
the satellite-radar. wave got mostly clear skies across the region. we'll get some clouds building in later this morning but fairly clear skies this morning and you will see a lot of bright sunshine when sunrise occurs at # 01 this a.m. there is rain off to the north and west. some of those rain showers could make their way in here as the cold front comes through. about a 0% chance of that. area airports look like this. 59 at reagan national. bwi marshall is at 54 degrees. your forecast for if you had, sunshine this morning becoming partly cloudy with a scatter the afternoon shower or thunderstorm possible here or there and becoming rather windy with wins gusting up to about 0 miles per hour this afternoon and this evening. high today about 77 degrees. more details coming up in just a little bit. >> thank you. let's check in with julie at 5:30 and look at traffic.
>> all of the activity another father hurley has cleare we are tied up in hyattstown headed down towards the truck scales and the pace improves headed into germantown. again, that earlier accident has cleared. no accidents to report along 395. looking good north of duke street out towards seinary road and the 14th street bridge. all lane are open top side of the beltway between college park and bethesda. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. big story we're following. roman polanski has hired a lawyer as he sits in a jail in switzerland. swiss police arrested polanski as he entered zurich seat sate to receive a lifetime achievement award in film. a zurich law firm has confirmed it is representing the directeddor. polanski fled to france before his sentencing. it is expected today that the french and polish foreign ministers will ask secretary of
state hillary clinton to offer polanski clemency scientist maryland father of four is murdered in his own home and police are trying to find the men who did it. it happened yesterday on marley drive. three masked men stormed the home but only went after 39- year-old tyrone richardson. public records show he had filed for bankruptcy less than two weeks ago and went to court in 2002 for weapons charges. that case was later dropped. the suspects in this case got away in a black mercedes they stole from the home t had maryland tags ia 88982. it is a 2000 f-430 model but the emblems have been changed to say f-500. a d.c. family wants answers after peggy nichols remained in a hospital unidentified for several months. her family reported her missing on may 19th. they sent pictures and exchanged e-mails with police i but a court appointed guardian
sent out photos last week. that is when her family found her. for the second time this year, an outing at a prince george's county hopping center could have ended in advertise after the fore shoppers. firefighters say the natural gas levels in the penmar shopping cent enter for of theville were so high it could have caused an explosion. you remember this video from earlier this year when it similarly caused that blast that injured nine firefighters. investigators say natural gas seeped into stores through piping that carries electrical wires over the weekend. when firefighters arrived, they evacuated everyone. stores are going to stay closed until this problem is fixed. metro is reacting to a report published in the "washington post." that report says that metro put its older cars in the middle of its trains as a public relations move. that came from a letter written by hormone replacement therapy to a regional safety panel which reportedly said the sand
winning was done to address public perception. metro says putting the older cars in the middle makes common sense and is based on scientific analysis. iran's state television says the revolutionary guard has fired a long-ring missile that could reach israel. in just days, iran is going to hold discussions with the united states and five other countries over its nuclear program. secretary of state hillary clinton calls the talks in geneva test for iran. she says the u.s. is not going to accept at face valley ron's description of the second facility as peaceful. >> the iran ons keep unsifting no, no, this is just for peaceful purposes. i think as the russians said and we believe, is fine, prove it. don't assert it. prove it. and we are looking to see what they have to say. >> secretary of defense robert gates is also talking about iran's nuclear program. he says that iran is still one to three years away from
developing a nuclear weapon. secretary gates believes there is still time to negotiate. to the end zone. touchdown brian johnson. >> washington gives detroit another bailout but this time, it is on the football field. so where do we go no that is what many redskins fans are asking after watching the burgundy and gold do something that no nfl had done in nearly two years, lose to the detroit lions. the l on has lost 19 straight games heading into sunday matching the second longest skid in nfl history. the redskins had a chance to jump out on top. fourth and goal, could not punch it in from the one. e lions went on to win 19-14. >> on the fourth and one call, we drove all the way down there. i didn't think we'd be denied getting in the end zone and we were. but there is no way the team could drive 99 yards on us, my thought and they got it out and
took it down and scored. >> and that is leave something redskins fans pretty blue. >> remember how upset they were over the win last week against st. louis? imagine how frustrated they are about this loss. or did they see it coming. stacy cohan live at ben's chili bowl this morning. >> reporter: that was a really tough game to watch. it was not a pleasant day on the field at detroit. now, it is pleasant in here so as we are getting ready to open up here at ben's chili bowl, look at that, a big old pile of bacon. that is looking good. we have abeen following him around although he is saying i don't want to talk about it, stacy. what do you think of the redskins. give me your thoughts. >> i love them because i'm going to pick up my money for winning off of them. >> now, that is a good way for a fan to look at it.
you're saying you bet against our redskins? >> since the '70s. >> and you've been coming out on top. >> the majority of the time, yes. >> reporter: what is the problem here. stt coach, the quarterback, the owner? what's wrong? >> from the owner on down. but i hope it stays the way it is. >> reporter: because you'll keep making your money. my heart won't let me vote against is the edskins. i just can't do it. remember the team god booed last week when they won? you know the team is hong the fans will go a little easier on them this week. >> that is kind of upsetting. our team, we're going to fight harder, i guess. we need this, a little bit more time to get together. >> disappointed but i'm he not surised t seems like the team hasn't been able to do anything productive on offense all season. i'm wondering about the play calling. >> reporter: you know there is
a sign here that says redskins country. well, it is feeling like an awful lonely country in which to live. ben's opens in a little under a half hour. come on down. you want to vent? i need to vent. that was awful. maybe this will help me drown my sore rows. i'll wake up to a bowl of chili. come on down if you have anything to say. wave got many games to go. that is all i can say. >> whatever it takes. thank you. we'll have much more on the redskins throughout the morning. dave ross will be joining us a little bit later on. straight ahead, there are new image the 1995 oklahoma city bombing. we'll show you new video of the chaotic moments following the deadly blast. ate dramatic water rescue, a humpback whale tangled in a net. we'll tell you how this plays out. .
you are looking at newly released surveillance video showing the chaotic moments just after the 1995 oklahoma city bombing. can you can see panicked people navigating around fallen debris. inside, clustered corridors and hallways of the building. it killed 1 # # people. this video was used to help convict timothy mcveigh who was executed back in 2001.
-- it killed 168 people. also new about najibullah zazi. hes accused of plotting an attack in new york city. friends and neighbors say zazi is fascinated with cell phones, computers and other technology. after the become a coffee cart operator, he was at first friendly but some of his customer says they noticed a shift a few years ago. as president obama moves ahead with health care reform, former president clinton is coming to his aid. mr.clinton says rite critics should offer a solution -- says critics should offer a solution instead of criticizing. the first family did a little sight seeing this weekend getting to know washington a little better. we'll show you where our cameras otted the obama family. a frantic water rescue to
welcome back. take a look at this. this is a frantic effort which ends with the rescue of an australian pump back whale. it got tangled in a shark control net. somebody spotted it and noticed it wasn't moving. that is when a team of experts moved in. it took three hours but they were finally able to free that whale. it seems things are going pretty well for humpback whales in general. the federal government is considering taking the humpback off the endangered species list. a ban on commercial whaling of humpbacks has been in place since 1966. >> cool. >> we've got cooler temperatures out there, sort of that cool front starting to move in over the weekend. >> yeah, temperatures in the 50s for this morning. we have agot more cool air on the way. first, we will warm up today to where we were yesterday, upper 70s but then after that, we'll feel a real change in the air.
59-degree currently mere in washington. patuxent naval air station is at 61 degrees. winchester, 56 degrees at this hour. there is washington. we'll put this into motion for you. what clouds we saw have pushed out. we have mostly clear skies across the region. out to the west is where you will find some precipitation. it is to the north and again, this is align wade frontal system. it will gradually make us way through here. it's cold front, pretty vigorous front. the main thing we'll feel will be cold or windy conditions and across much of the united states, we have agot calm conditions for today. there is that cool fall air behind that front. here what is we expect to see during the course of the next 24 hours. bang, the front comes through. winds pick up. they will initially been oust southwest and shift out of the west. 15, 10, 25 miles per hour gusting up to about 30 miles per hour and then a very cool night tonight and cooler
temperatures after today. here the forecast for washington for today. partly cloudy skies, an afternoon shower or thunderstorm is possible. most of you wouldn't get it but some of you may. 77degrees for your high today. that is a little bit above normal tonight, clearing skies and quite cool. lows downtown in the lower 50s. then your five-day forecast, you will notice the night-time lows are quite cool. these are your downtown lows so wednesday night into thursday, 50. certainly the 40s in the suburbs. high on wednesday, 68 degrees. tomorrow, only 71 degrees and then cooler temperatures for the end of the week as well. now, let's get more on the morning rush hour traffic from julie wright. >> i like this color thing you have going on today. >> thank you very much. >> is that new? >> it is relatively new. >> i like it. >> thank you. out on the roads, not so bad from college park through silver spring. we are maintaining speed right now. southbound 270, we had a crash
south of 121. that activity leader to the shoulder. now, 270 slowing on the top side approaching and passing 109. eastbound 66, no accidents to report. light traffic volume right now on 95 leaving springfieldhooded up towards the 14th street bridge. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> thank you. let's check in with president obama and with the first family and what they were up to over the weekend. they spent sunday night as tourists in their own town. the president, first lady and daughters touring the jefferson memorial and the washington monument. the president's sister and brother-ilaw joined them on theirling jaunt around our nation's capital. >> it is great to see them taking in the sights. >> that is terrific. i wonder if they watched the redskins game. >> maybe that is what got them out of thous. >> probably so. a debacle in detroit, misery in michigan. it was ugly. >> dave ross will be here to
break it down. the loss to the lowly detroit lions. that is up next. but stick around anyway. >> yeah, because we'll talk about tom cruise too, right? >> there you go. >> okay. virginians are asking lots of questions about bob mcdonnell's "thesis." how d was he when he wrote it? mcdonnell was 34, married and attending pat robertson's law school. and what did the thesis say about women? a lot... abortion should be outlawed and birth control should be restricted-- even for married adults. then as a legislator he introduced 35 bills to restrict a woman's right to choose. learn more. i'm creigh deeds, candidate for governor, and my campaign sponsored this ad.
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the track. his car finally comes to a halt. the crash looked a lot worse than what it was though. he was okay, a little shaken. but he walked out of the car. jimmy johnson won the race. second now in the points standing behind 50-year-old mark martin. from the ugly incident on the racetrack to the ugly football game in michigan, dave ross was there just back on the red sigh for the monday morning quarterback this morning. not only do you have to endure that game but a late flight to get back here to washington. >> i think the flight was a little bit worse. i don't know that we've seen a wreck like joey had like we saw yesterday in detroit, michigan. that was as ugly as it gets. the locker room was unbearable. >> we just shut off the tv and we're like okay we're done with this. it's over. we'll sulk in silence. you had to deal with the players. >> to a man, they were very professional. the thing you got from talking to the players is they think
they are a very taal thed team and when they lose to a team that they think is infear year to them. the detroit lions have been inferior to everybody since the stock market crashed in 1929. they haven't won in forever. they go out there and totally dominate the redskins. this was not one play that decided the game this was a beatdown for four quartz to a team that hadn't won in forever. the key play i thought right here, here you have jason campbell going over the middle. we think that clinton portis will get in here. he does not get there so we've got a slot on fourth and goal. the i thought it was the right call, go for it. a stretch play instead of running portis up the middle with mike sellers leading. they try to go wide and jim zorn got criticized for that play, not using maybe their strength which is up the middle and running with a full back lead. i like the call to go for it on fourth down. just did for the like the
execution. since that play, they never seemed to have any momentum the rest of the way to get back in the end zone until it was too late. >> that is the thing that really bugs me. the end of the game, you have two drives that the redskins marked down the field. why don't they do that for the first three and a half quarters? >> that is the question we'll ask of jim zorn today. one thing i want to know is why not do the no huddle. the only time they seem to be successful is whether they go no huddle. when they've gotten back in the game 13-7, campbell throws a key interception. i don't know that you can lay this at the feet the jason campbell. a lot of people today will want to do that. this was a collective team collapse. when you lose to the lions, the lions, it is not one guy. it is 11 gays on each side of the ball and that is what you saw yesterday. >> it was a broken down locker room after the game last week when the redskins won. what happens now? you always try to find something to take away from the
game. >> that is what we asked jason campbell. he said the politically correct thing, we still have 13 games to go and it is only 1-2 in the season. yes, they can turn it around from here but you can't see, with the schedule they have coming up down the road, if you can't beat the lions, you barely beat the rams, you got the buccaneers coming in on sunday. you got to figure out how to get a win. i think they would take the bad win if you will against the rams all year long if they could get those. it was an awful loss to detroit. last year, they lost to the rams at home, kept them significantly oust playoffs. who knows what yesterday's loss might be? >> if there is any good news, you said at least they are a playing detroit. tampa didn't have 100 yards against their game against t giants so maybe. >> let's in the panic yet but i think everybody is pan you canning. >> the fans are panicking. this is our man dave ross with the than, tom cruise, not